Slavery in Libya

This week, CNN released a video containing footage of sub-Saharan migrants being sold at auction in Libya. Libya is a transit country for tens of thousands of migrants who are fleeing their home countries due to economic or political conflict. Most try to make their way to Europe in search of better opportunities, selling everything they own to finance the journey across the Mediterranean. Recently, … Continue reading Slavery in Libya

Lake Howell Blackout

 On Friday November 10, 2017 a group of students got together and held an organized blackout at Lake Howell High School. A blackout is when a group of people wear all black to signify that they are against something that has happened or is happening; a blackout typically happens within the African American community. The blackout was not organized as a part of Lake Howell’s … Continue reading Lake Howell Blackout

Las Vegas Massacre

On the night of Sunday, October 1st, Las Vegas fell victim to the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. A man since identified as Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concert attendees at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing at least 59 people and injuring at least 527 others. People suffered from gunshot wounds and stampede injuries as 22,000 attempted to flee … Continue reading Las Vegas Massacre

Hurricane Irma

Two weeks ago, Hurricane Irma came through the Caribbean and southeastern United States, leaving devastating effects in its wake. Irma passed along the Caribbean, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with max wind speeds of 185 miles per hour, making it one of the strongest storms on record. It arrived in the Caribbean Islands at a Category 5, the strongest category of hurricane, and devastated thousands … Continue reading Hurricane Irma

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Every year beginning in September, Those of the Jewish religion are called upon to celebrate the High Holidays. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is one of Judaism’s holiest days. Meaning “head of the year” or “first of the year,” the festival begins on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, which falls during September or October. Rosh Hashanah commemorates … Continue reading Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeast Texas late Friday, August 25. Initially categorized as a tropical storm, it rapidly grew into a Category 4 hurricane, with wind speeds up to 130 miles an hour. It has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, but is expected to make landfall again. Hurricane Harvey moved across the greater Houston area, a span of 10,000 square miles holding … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey